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Pioneer female judge to speak at Georgia Southern graduation

POSTED: December 7, 2011 10:23 a.m.

STATESBORO — The first woman appointed to a superior court bench in Georgia will speak at Georgia Southern University’s commencement this month.
Judge Faye Sanders Martin will headline the
Dec. 16 ceremony at 9 a.m. at Hanner Fieldhouse on the Statesboro campus. Martin was the first female attorney in Bulloch County and the first female chief superior court judge in the state.
She also was the first mother to swear in
her daughter as a Georgia

UGA gets $1.23 million grant for early education

ATHENS — The University of Georgia recently received a $1.23 million grant to help grow its program for teachers wanting to go into early education.
The grant will expand the Birth through Five undergraduate program established by professor Cynthia Vail in 2008. The program focuses on preparing quality teachers to work with infants, toddlers and young children.
The grant will help beef up the number of students focusing on young special education students.

3 jurors needed in UNC student death trial

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Opening arguments were expected to begin this week in the trial of a man charged in the death of the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago.
Twelve jurors had been chosen as of Monday in the trial of 21-year-old Laurence Lovette Jr. of Durham. The court decided Monday to choose three alternates instead of two.
Lovette is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Eve Carson of Athens, Ga., who was killed in 2008.

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